1967: Chelsea seek end to ‘very delicate situation’

Hollins, now twenty-one, is believed to want a basic £12O a week on a new contract. Chelsea have offered £8O plus incentives.

1967: THE dispute that has led England wing half John Hollins to finally ask Chelsea for a transfer was described by chairman Charles Pratt last night as “a very delicate situation.”

Pratt declined to comment on manager Tommy Docherty’s description of the terms Hollins wants in a new contract as “not unfair.”

He said: “I do know John is very unhappy at the publicity this whole business has attracted. The boy is very distressed at it. He has told me that it has worried him.

“As it is, recent events certainly don’t seem to have affected his game. And I am still hopeful that the situation can be resolved. After all, one never gives up hope.”

Hollins, now twenty-one, is believed to want a basic £120 a week on a new contract.

Chelsea have offered £8O, plus incentives.